We are now in the heat of summer, which can make exercise a lot more difficult. The heat can be intimidating, but the benefits of training in the summer are well worth it.
If you are looking for one of the best ways to exercise in the summer, cycling may be your answer. Here are 7 perks of cycling in the summer.
It can become a family activity. Summer screams outdoor family time and who doesn’t like the sound of a bike ride? Whether it’s an intense training session or a casual ride around the block, it’s something the whole family could enjoy!
Drink More Water
When you train in the summer, it encourages your body to drink more water, which is a natural detox. It can cleanse you of the unhealthy sugary drinks and improve the over-all wellness of your body.
Riding a bike can be great for your heart! Studies show that those who are active on a daily basis are 31% less-likely to develop high blood pressure.
During the summer, people are always trying to stay active. Finding a riding club won’t be difficult, and you’ll get to make new friends and stay healthy!
Cycling can regularly protect your skin from the effects of harmful UV rays and can reduce the signs of aging. Don’t forget to still slap on some sunscreen for extra protection!
Trim Your Waistline
If you go faster than a leisure pace, you can burn a lot of calories! Cycling has even been known to increase metabolism even after you’re done.
Feel Better About Yourself
Exercising can boost your self-esteem and over-all make you feel better. The next time you have a good workout, your body will release a lot of “feel good” hormones to make you feel unstoppable!
Pick up a pair of your favorite cycling socks and get in the saddle!